Social Work

Social Work Fundamentals

Social workers help people live more successfully within their communities by helping them find solutions to their problems.

  • comprehensive curriculum emphasizes:
    • effective analytical and intervention skills 
    • administrative, organizational and human relation skills
    • Extensive field work is an integral part of the curriculum
    • pursue a specialized area of study by choosing elective courses in such areas as: 
      • health
      • community development
      • child welfare
      • mental health or retardation
      • family services
      • corrections

      Our Faculty

      • are innovative and interactive
      • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning 

      Akron Advantage

      Hands-on Experience

      More than 65 social service agencies throughout the region participate in the field work program, including:

      • Akron Child Guidance
      • Area Agency on Aging
      • Medina County Department of Human Services
      • Mercy Medical Center Hospice
      • Oriana House
      • Rockynol Continuing Care Retirement Community

      Real-World Experience

      Gain practical professional experience through UA's optional cooperative education program. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary.  

      Social Work Student Organization

      Interact with other social work students and professionals in the field through: 

      • Student Social Work League 

      Sample Curriculum


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